Is Patch Adams your hero? Come to the Caring Clowns program, for ages 14 and older, and take the first step in learning to be like Patch. Instructor Deb Nupp, LPN will use this course to teach participants how to make sick people laugh at local healthcare facilities. This laughter is aimed to help reduce patients' stress and pain. Contact Jean Harman at (315) 787-4065 for further information. There is a $20 fee for this course and space is limited. It begins on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and runs every Tuesday until Oct. 28.